Orange Mayor John Davis OAM, has welcomed today’s announcement that the headquarters of a proposed new government agency will be based in Orange.
 
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce unveiled the initiative today.
 
“Barnaby Joyce is one of the most positive parliamentarians in Australia today and the decision to open a new government agency in Orange will be welcomed by the local community,” Cr John Davis said. “Mr Joyce has shown that he can deliver for regional areas and this is a sign of that commitment.”
 
“Thirty new jobs working here in Orange is good news for the local economy.”
 
“The ‘critical mass’ of business and agriculture specialists that are already working out of Orange makes it a good choice for the Australian government to locate a new centre to administrate loans to the rural sector.”
 
“Orange City Council is always looking to attract government organisations to the region. We’ve made submissions to the government and a recent Senate inquiry on decentralization.”